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There are many employment opportunities available both on- and off-campus for Luther Seminary students. Students are encouraged to supplement their financial aid through employment as a way to help defray the costs of a seminary education. 

Beginning with the 2007/2008 academic year Luther Seminary no longer participates in the Federal Work Study Program. Therefore, completion of the federal financial aid form (FAFSA) is no longer required to pursue a position on campus. See the student employment guidelines for more information. 

    Student jobs at Luther Seminary

    • Admissions Ambassador (multiple positions available)

      The Admissions office has immediate need for Admissions Ambassadors who will provide hospitality to prospective students when they visit campus, or participate in an event.  This is an on-call, work as needed position; the hours will be inconsistent. Applications due by Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

       

      POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

      1. Provide hospitality to visitors, including but not limited to escorting visitors to chapel, class, meals, and appointments as scheduled
      2. Conduct campus tours, as scheduled
      3. Meet visitor promptly at scheduled time and place
      4. Write "thank you" note or email
      5. Provide feedback to the Admissions staff
      6. Other events as requested by Welcome Coordinator
      7. Participate and assist in leadership of Admissions events 
      8. Occasionally work might include off-campus events, making phone calls, writing e-mail messages, and other forms of communication
      9. Serve as an ambassador with key constituencies, alumni, donors and other key influencers.
      10. Other duties as assigned

       

      POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

      A. Desired Education and Experience:

      • Current student at Luther Seminary
      • Previous work experience in admissions or hospitality preferred

       

      B. Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Hospitable presence
      • Strong interpersonal skills
      • General knowledge of and a love for Luther Seminary
      • Attention to detail
      • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
      • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
      • Naturally relational with a knack for networking
      • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
      • Commitment to Luther Seminary’s mission/vision and welcome statement

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the primary job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job.  This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time.

       

      TO APPLY:
      Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links at the bottom right, select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Work web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the "Apply for student work" button.  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to the hiring supervisor, Jessi LeClear Vachta. Please contact Jessi with any questions about this position.


      Posted 8/20/19
    • Marketing Assistant

      The purpose of this position is: To work with Luther Seminary’s marketing and communications team in content creation and to support the team as needed.

      POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Write, edit, and update web content on luthersem.edu and Inside Luther Seminary, as well as other Luther Seminary digital properties as required.
      • Write articles for inclusion in Story magazine and the monthly email newsletter.
      • Monitor Luther Seminary’s social media accounts, help create and curate content for social media, and respond to comments and messages online.
      • Send daily announcements.
      • Monitor the marketing and communications inbox.
      • Maintain the samples files; file all marketing materials and create new files when needed.
      • Upload photos and other assets to the s drive and Flickr.

      POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

      A. Desired Education and Experience:

      • Student at Luther Seminary

       B. Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Strong writing and editing skills
      • Excellent communicator
      • Tech-savvy, able to pick up on new technologies easily
      • Self-starter and can manage multiple tasks efficiently
      • Past experience managing organizational social or other digital media platforms preferred

      TO APPLY
      Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to the hiring supervisor, Katie Langston. If you have any questions about the position, please direct them to Katie.


      Posted 8/1/19
    • Maintenance Staff (2 open positions)

      The purpose of this position is: To complete work requests as assigned and train other student employees as needed.

      POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Work independently to complete work requests as assigned
      • Supplement contractor staffs when requested by the manager
      • Work with supervisor and other staff to teach position details and technical skills
      • Be available on evenings and weekends to assist with on-campus emergency and crisis management

      POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
      A. Commitment to Luther Seminary's Mission and Vision.

      B. Desired education and experience:

      • Currently enrolled student at Luther Seminary
      • Approved background check on file

      C. Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:

      • Ability to understand the basic working of mechanical and electrical equipment on campus
      • Ability to work independently
      • In possession of a clear and valid driver's license
      • Ability to work as a team member and teach other team members
      • Working knowledge of small power tools and small motorized vehicles
      • Knowledge of ELCA helpful.

      TO APPLY
      Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to the Ellen Elhard (eelhard001@luthersem.edu). If you have any questions about the position, please direct them to Ellen.


      Posted 7/23/19
    • Guest Housing Hospitality

      PURPOSE:

      To be a visible presence on the Luther Seminary Campus. Providing hospitality and promoting and improving safety and security for the Luther community. This position will assist the Stub Hall Head Resident and deliver backup support in their absence, by providing typical concierge service to ensure excellent, safe hospitality to the Stub Hall residents.

       

      POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

      1. Greet and welcome guests upon their arrival to Stub Hall  from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on weeknights and weekends.
      2. Serve as point person for all hospitality inquiries during guest stay.
      3. Collect payments and returned keys upon guest departure.
      4. Report cleaning and maintenance issues in a timely manner.
      5. Assist guests to rooms with luggage and belongings.

       

      JOB REQUIREMENTS:

      Desired Education and Experience:

      • Enrolled Luther Seminary Student

      • Resident of Stub Hall

      • Experience in customer or hospitality services
      • Be available for check in times (5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.) and check out times (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.)

      Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Relate to and listen to people

      • Be familiar with Luther Seminary’s physical campus, campus polices and general knowledge of campus activities

      • Computer literate

      • Detail orientated

       

      TO APPLY:

      Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links at the bottom right, select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Work web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the "Apply for student work" button.  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to the hiring supervisor, Ellen Elhard. Please contact Ellen with any questions about this position. 


      Posted 5/15/19
    • IT Help Desk Student Assistant

      The IT Helpdesk is the central point of contact for students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have technology-related questions or problems. It is the public face of the Office of Technology. This position works in a team environment providing the first level of computer services and support. Student workers are expected to triage a technology problem and solve it using analysis, troubleshooting techniques, and FAQ documentation in order to solve IT issues for the entire Luther Seminary community.

       

      POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

      1. IT Help Desk Support

      • Serve as the initial point of contact for the walk-ups, phone calls, and emails at the IT Helpdesk.
      • Maintain a professional demeanor with individuals seeking help and provide support in a clear, calm manner.
      • Provide general information and technical support to Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Staff, following defined procedures for escalating issues when necessary. This includes, but is not limited to, services regarding software, hardware, networking, printing, telephones, user accounts, and online services.
      • Troubleshoot and resolve reported IT issues.
      • Document all issues and problems within the IT tracking system.
      • Update documentation as needed & help with training of new student workers, as directed by the IT Helpdesk Manager.
      • Proactively contact Students, Faculty, and Staff to follow-up on previously reported problems, researching the issue where necessary.
      • Deploy and test equipment around campus as needed.
      • Must be able to keep personal information about users to themselves and not share that information outside of the Office of Technology.

      2. A/V, Events, and Classroom Support

      • Perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance for on-campus Audio/Visual resources.
      • Act as support staff for on-campus events that have a significant technology component to them, as directed by the IT Helpdesk Manager.
      • Document all issues and problems within the IT tracking system.
      • Operate recording/streaming equipment as scheduled.
      • Perform video editing as needed.

      3. Other duties as assigned.

      • Perform other tasks related to the operation of the IT Helpdesk or Office of Technology as assigned.
      • Ensure Luther Seminary Data security by strictly managing confidential account information.
      • Notify supervisor or IT Director of mission-critical situations.

      Student workers report directly to the IT Helpdesk Manager & the Director of the Office of Technology in consultation with the Associate Director of User Support for Augsburg University. Student workers will work directly with the IT Techdesk Manager for Augsburg University, the Classroom and Presentation Space Technology Manager, and any professional Information Technology personnel serving Luther Seminary, as well as other Student Workers at Luther Seminary and Augsburg University.

      Student workers will be providing services for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni.

       

      POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

      A. Commitment to Luther Seminary's Mission and Vision

      • Students must possess an ongoing commitment to advancing the Mission and Vision of Luther Seminary through the effective use and support of technology.

      B. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Attention to detail
      • Ability to remain calm under pressure
      • Ability to work with customers who may be upset or angry
      • Excellent customer service skills
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Self starter, motivated to proactively address issues, and be willing to ask for help
      • Ability to describe problems as well as solutions on the phone
      • Must be able to read and write English
      • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds and rarely lift up to 50 pounds

      C. Desired Education and Experience:

      • Experience working independently
      • Proficiency with Google Apps and Microsoft products
      • An interest in learning about technology
      • Effective troubleshooting skills
      • Experience working with A/V equipment
      • Curiosity about finding root causes and long-term solutions to problems

      D. Policies

      • Student must commit to fixed work schedule for the semester; some evening and weekend work is required.
      • Student must be punctual. Advance notice must be given for time off due to illness or constraints of the academic and co-curricular schedule.
      • Studying is permitted once job-related duties have been completed, provided that service to callers and visitors is not degraded.
      • Position will be suspended or terminated upon restriction or revocation of Luther Seminary account privileges.
      • This position requires the student to sign a special agreement regarding the administration of student passwords and confidential account information.

      TO APPLY:

      Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs." The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open. On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application." Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to Chris Jacobsen. If you have any questions about the position, please direct them to Chris Jacobsen or Laura Ledray.


      Posted 4/23/19
    • Head Resident

      PURPOSE

      The Head Resident position serves as a liaison between Luther Seminary staff and students living in seminary housing. The Head Resident provides community leadership through a variety of roles/responsibilities: as a resource for building and maintaining a positive living/learning community, as a source of information on seminary policies, and as a provider of referral services that enhance the residential experience at Luther Seminary.

       

      POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

      Staff Development and Training

        1. Attend initial training meeting and check-in meetings throughout the year as scheduled by the Associate Director of Student Affairs;
        2. Complete CPR training before the start of the academic year.

      Community Building

        1. Plan and implement community-building activities (example: a community meal, cookout, picnic, bonfire, worship, outing, etc) each semester;
        2. Act as a liaison with the Community Life Fellows in the promotion of community-wide events.

      Food Shelf

        1. Responsible for inventory management and purchasing necessary items;
        2. Scheduling set hours and promoting availability;
        3. Tracking general usage;
        4. Bringing forward the greatest needs to the Luther community.

      Administrative Responsibilities

        1. Assist students in submitting maintenance requests;
        2. Assist with and complete administrative tasks in a timely manner, as directed by the Associate Director of Student Affairs;
        3. Discuss incidents of note with the Associate Director of Student Affairs to determine appropriate action.

      Residential Life Team

        1. Uphold all rules, regulations, and policies of Luther Seminary and the Student Affairs office, specifically those noted in the Housing Guide and Student Handbook;
        2. Be an active and respectful community leader in all facets of the Head Resident position;
        3. Develop a positive working relationship with the Business Office, Campus Watch, Facilities, Maintenance Staff, Student Affairs Staff and other Luther Seminary staff members;
        4. Be responsible for initial check-ins, walk-throughs and housing orientations with new residents; must be on-campus during peak periods: September, January, and the end of May/beginning of June. Extended time away from campus should be discussed with the Associate Director of Student Affairs.

      Community Resource and Referrals

        1. Be available to assist in and able to respond to emergency situations involving health, security and safety of students;
        2. Serve as a knowledgeable resource for students concerning seminary support services (e.g. Campus Pastor, Community Food Shelf, Counseling Support, Financial Aid, International Student and Scholar Affairs, Student Affairs and others) as identified by the Associate Director of Student Affairs;
        3. Act as first point of contact for physical, personal, social, or environmental health concerns, and refer to Associate Director of Student Affairs as necessary;
        4. Provide crisis response and necessary follow-up with appropriate staff.

      POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

      Education and Experience

        1. Full-time student at Luther Seminary in good academic and behavioral standing;
        2. Must live in on-campus housing during tenure of position, preference for those living in Stub;
        3. Must have lived in on-campus housing one semester prior to position or have previous resident advisor (or equivalent) experience.

      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

        1. Leadership skills and an ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents;
        2. Knowledge of Luther Seminary services, policies, and procedures;
        3. Ability to provide calm mediation during situations of conflict;
        4. Able to communicate effectively across different cultures;
        5. Able to provide positive and effective support to peers;
        6. Attention to detail;
        7. Regularly required to walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit for long periods of time during the course of regular job duties.

       

      TO APPLY:
      Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to Chenar Howard, Associate Director of Student Affairs, for review. If you have any questions about the position, please direct them to Chenar.


      Posted 4/11/19